Food Security

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Food insecurity affects too many families in our district, our city and our state. Hunger is devastating to children seeking education, employed individuals and the stability of families.

These resources can assist you or people you may know dealing with food insecurity.

SNAP Benefits

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides funds that can be used to purchase food at participating retailers. Eligibility is determined by income and number of family members. To apply, click here.

WIC Program

The Women, Infants and Children program assists pregnant women, new mothers and their children get proper nutrition. You can determine your eligibility and visit a local office to fill out an application.

Food Pantries

A Just Harvest
7649 N. Paulina Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626
(773) 262-2297

Prepared meals served Monday through Friday, 5:30-6:30pm and Saturday/Sunday from 5-6pm. Doors open at 4:30pm.

Care for Real / Edgewater Food Pantry

5341 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 769-6182

Food Pantry:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 9am-12pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm
Pet Food Pantry: First Thursday of every month from 3-5pm.

Vital Bridges

5543 N Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640

Food Pantry:
Tuesday: 12pm-6pm
Thursday: 12pm-3pm and 5:30-7:30pm
Saturday: 11am-2pm